Table 5.4a
Heroin admissions by route of administration and planned use of methadone: TEDS 1992-2001
Number
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2.]
Route of heroin administration and planned use of methadone 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Total heroin admissions 168,321 192,816 212,311 220,972 216,810 235,143 246,655 257,264 272,452 275,672
Route of administration
Injection 123,976 135,448 147,174 144,215 141,440 146,728 148,921 156,331 160,503 158,312
Inhalation  31,491  41,107  46,785  55,251  53,999  63,974  69,215  71,070  80,186  85,217
Smoking   2,318   3,034   3,918   4,506   4,966   5,976   6,127   7,095   7,248   6,527
Oral   2,013   1,992   2,213   2,309   2,284   2,666   3,118   3,410   4,375   5,045
Other   1,133   1,038     970   1,018   1,235   1,512   1,848   2,307   2,175   2,246
No. of admissions 160,931 182,619 201,060 207,299 203,924 220,856 229,229 240,213 254,487 257,347
Methadone use planned as part of treatment,
by route of administration
Injection  77,011  82,472  90,102  79,769  72,674  65,712  65,967  67,698  66,651  62,142
Inhalation  14,780  18,493  20,336  16,848  13,079  14,598  22,182  20,847  23,207  25,981
Smoking   1,020   1,427   2,025   2,291   2,522   2,834   2,882   3,437   3,323   2,489
Oral     362     381     502     415     467     445     555     577     698     804
Other     549     442     447     411     498     552     656     842     596     672
Any route of administration   93,722 103,215 113,412  99,734  89,240  84,141  92,242  93,401  94,475  92,088
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 5.31.03.